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Literary Studies

Aberystwyth University

12 months
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15500 GBP/year
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About

The Literary Studies MA degree from Aberystwyth University offers you a stimulating engagement with English literature in all its depth and diversity, with the opportunity to develop particular expertise in one of a number of specialist areas. 

Overview

The Literary Studies MA degree offered at Aberystwyth University will develop a host of transferable skills which you may deploy in a range of other academic or employment contexts.

As a student on the MA in Literary Studies at Aberystwyth, you will benefit from the University’s superb library and information technology resources and have access to the unrivaled collections of the National Library of Wales, one of the five elite research libraries in the UK.

Employability

Qualification: MA in Literary Studies

This degree will suit you:

  • If you are fascinated by particular developments in English Literature and want to deepen your knowledge
  • If you want to enhance your understanding of particular topics or periods in literary history
  • If you wish to cultivate your existing skills as a reader and writer
  • If you want to develop your research and analytical skills for future work in academia

Every MA course at Aberystwyth University is specifically designed to enhance your employability. In addition to developing your writing and research skills, this course will help you to master key skills that are required in a wide variety of workplaces. You will be pushed to improve your approaches to planning, analysis and presentation so that you can tackle complex projects thoroughly and with professional independence. Your MA in Literary Studies will place you in the jobs marketplace as a professional writer with highly desirable skills suitable for a career in the arts, literature, journalism and many others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Postwar American Fiction
  • Medieval Lives
  • Women, Fiction And Female Community
  • Postmodern Genres
  • Romantic Radical Cultures
  • Sensational Sales: Victorian Popular Literature 
  • Writing Ireland, Writing Wales
  • Understanding Creativity

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in a related subject. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on the comparability page.
Documents Required:
  • A letter of application (1 side of A4) that explains why you want to enrol on the MA Literary Studies. It should include a brief account of your academic study to date, touching on relevant literary/critical issues.
  • A representative sample of critical work, written during the past three years, of no more than 3000 words. You are allowed to send work submitted as part of a previous degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7650 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberystwyth

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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